Special Services Update Inside: Explaining Transition Services.

What are Transition Services?

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that:

Are designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student with a disability to facilitate the student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including:

  • postsecondary education
  • vocational education
  • integrated employment (including supported employment)
  • continuing adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

Are based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account the student’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes:

  • Instruction;
  • Related services;
  • Community experience;
  • The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and
  • If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills, and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.

What is included in a Transition IEP?

Beginning no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns sixteen (such as in an IEP meeting conducted when the student is fifteen years old), and updated annually thereafter, the IEP must include:

  • Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals, including academic and functional goals, based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training or education, implement, and where appropriate transition assessments related to training or education, employment, and where appropriate;
  • The transition services, including courses of study, needed to assist the student in reaching the student's postsecondary goals; and
  • Annual IEP goals related to transition services.

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